Wheaten marans pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mems_mk, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. mems_mk

    mems_mk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hiya Im very new to this breed. Anyone out there want to hazard a guess to the sex of these two 2 week old wheaten marans?[​IMG]
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    to early to tell
     
  3. gregp

    gregp New Egg

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    Maran sex isn't easy. The roos stay hen like for a while. At day old the femail flight feathers are faster growing than the male. The girls will be sprouting wings. Cuckoo marans roos are lighter in color than the girls at birth on. Actually a natural occurring sex link. Coppers at day old ,roos are usually just more robust and larger sometimes with a tell spot of white but not acurate.

    At four weeks the wings have caught up but the back feathers on the roos are slow to fill in. The combs at four seeks are usually starting to show male character. After that the rest is cake.GP
     
  4. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is old, but I"d guess Females.

    I'm sure you know by now...
    How'd they turn out ?
     

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